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Whether you celebrate Passover or Easter, some dishes never lose flavor with families

Depending on your family traditions, next week's holidays may bring a different variety of dishes to your dinner table. Easter and Passover are both around the corner and each have their own set of culinary delights.

March 28, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Predawn workouts by light of a street lamp draw several dozen to daily ‘boot camp’

A new pair of cross trainer shoes will probably set you back $60 or more, but a new lease on life, via the Average Joe Boot Camp, is free.

March 27, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Dabs of creativity: Students rewarded with artistic outing

Although learning is its own reward, groups of local students are getting an added incentive for showing up to school regularly.

March 26, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Snapshot of Buford Dam is history, times 10

The oversized landscape hanging in the break room of Porter's Inc. is as much a part of June Porter's family history as any aunt or uncle.

March 25, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Grayson Smith continues his world campaign for access to clean water

Grayson Smith may be young, but he's ready to make a difference in the world.

March 24, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Feeling drained by bathroom duty?

It may contain a porcelain "throne," but when it comes to tidying up the bathroom, the process can make you feel like anything but royal.

March 23, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Recipes may differ for these delicious cakes, but they all share the same base

With warm weather here to stay, folks are turning their attention to beach vacations and the delightful meal options provided by the surf's bounty.

March 21, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


All hands on DECA at East Hall Middle

During the first year on many teams, members are focused more on building a firm foundation than they are on winning.

March 19, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Filmmakers bring their lights, cameras and action to Georgia, boosting the economy

Maybe you've noticed it when stuck in traffic on Ga. Highway 211. Or when strolling through downtown Athens. And you may well notice it next week when driving down a certain stretch of Ga. 53.

March 18, 2012 | Jeff Marker | Life top stories


Performance will help St. John Baptist raise funds for church

This weekend's Cultural Celebration of Faith at St. John Baptist Church will feature an unusual joyful noise.

March 17, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Don’t toss it, reuse it

Where most folks view a coffee filter as a one-trick pony, Deniece Schofield sees endless possibilities.

March 16, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


Go green with envy this St. Patty's Day

Although many St. Patrick's Day gatherings center around certain beverages made from hops and other ingredients, traditional celebrations were all about the food.

March 14, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


State parks offering new campers lessons, equipment

Novice campers have a friend in the Georgia State Parks system.

March 13, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


You don’t need harsh chemicals for spring sprucing

With the first official day of spring less than two weeks away, many folks are getting the itch to give their home a good deep cleaning.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


History center, local troops mark 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts

One-hundred years ago today, Juliette Gordon Low made a decision that would change the lives of girls for generations nationwide.

March 12, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Life top stories


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Culinary student experiences an edible education

When it was Erika Castaneda's turn to come up with a menu for her week as head chef at The Bistro at the Oaks, she drew inspiration from a recent vacation.

April 23, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Dixie Divas: Reading nature’s own weather forecasts

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away, or rather frosting its way, into autumn, I took to noticing signs that mountain people have always used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

April 22, 2014 | Ronda Rich | Life top stories


Recycling waste rakes in revenue for Hall County

"Most people don't realize that they use recycled-content materials every day," Hall County Recycling Coordinator Rick Foote said.

April 22, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


North Georgia women feel called into the clergy

The Easter story might not be told the same way if it had not been for three women discovering an empty tomb some 2,000 years ago.

April 20, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Choir offers prisoners opportunity for some positive praise

"My parents drugged me … to church."

April 19, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Clermont couple designs garden house styled after magazines

Elizabeth Harrison is a self-professed "magazine junkie."

April 18, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Northeast Georgia woman shaves head for fundraiser

Ashlynn Geringer, a 4-year-old Lumpkin County girl who has leukemia, received an interesting birthday present Saturday: a family friend's hair.

April 16, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Experimenting in the kitchen with an Easter ham

I have never made a holiday meal.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Bob Swoszowski makes his mark with McDonald's in Northeast Georgia

Employees ranging from teenagers to middle-aged adults hustled at their stations during the fast-food restaurant's lunch rush Tuesday afternoon.

April 13, 2014 | Savannah King | Life top stories


Churches collaborate on worship services during Holy Week

A triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper with the 12 disciples, a trial and crucifixion followed by his death and burial and finally his resurrection all happened in a week's time. Christians call it Holy Week.

April 12, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Life top stories


Variations of flower vase makes decorating easier

We've been picking flowers and sticking them in containers for thousands of years.

April 11, 2014 | By Kim Cook Associated Press | Life top stories


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